University of Luxembourg

Doctoral Researcher (PhD Student) in Operations Management / Operations Research

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The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a:

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Operations Management / Operations Research to work within the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL).


The doctoral candidate:

  • will work within the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) that is part of the Department of Economics and Management and is a member of the MIT global Supply Chain And Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network.
  • will prepare a doctoral thesis consisting of original and innovative research that is publishable in leading international journals. The primary thesis supervisor will be an LCL faculty member, but the LCL encourages the doctoral candidate to do joint research with international scholars.
  • will be enrolled in the Doctoral Programme in Operations Management and is required to complete 20 ECTS credits through course work at the University of Luxembourg and/or elsewhere.
  • is expected to contribute to research projects of the centre. Some of these projects are carried out in collaboration with industry partners.
  • will have the opportunity to conduct an international research stay.
  • will contribute to the teaching of classes (small group teachings and tutorials) ranging from one to three hours per week and/or supporting applied master theses.
  • Outstanding Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics, Supply Chain Management, Econometrics, or `related (quantitatively focused) fields
  • Familiarity with at least one programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python, Java, C++ )
  • Good command of English
  • Candidates with a background in Stochastic Models (Markov Decision Processes, Queueing, Inventory) are especially welcome.
In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable to 48 months if required
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04042

In particular, we offer:

  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment;
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises);
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning;
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A transcript of concluded university studies.
  • The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of at least one referee.

We encourage early application.

Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Joachim Arts (Joachim.arts@uni.lu)

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Doctoral Researcher (PhD Student) in Operations Management / Operations Research
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